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Deer Wars

Television (Full Length) – 2007

This documentary tells the epic story of helicopter deer culling in the Southern Alps. Introduced deer had become destructive environmental pests; in the 60s entrepreneurs shifted culling from ‘man alone’ to machine-driven hunting, as deer were shot then later captured alive from helicopters. Deer Wars — Top Gun in choppers, over the beech forest — revisits the heady ‘gold rush’ days, when heli-cowboys calculated often fatal pay-offs between risk and reward. It features interviews with survivors and fearsome footage of men hanging from helicopters and leaping onto deer.

There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots.
– A heli-hunter pilot's saying

Key Cast & Crew

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Graeme Perkins

Composer

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Sina Walker

Editor

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Paul Roy

Director, Writer, Producer, Sound, Camera

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Elie Ainge Roy

Camera

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Andy Lewis

Camera

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Stephen Downes

Camera

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Iguana Films

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